Appaliq, in her infinite wisdom, has suggested starting a character discussion thread for Stannis and Melisandre. As we all know, Stannis is the "just but harsh" king, and Melisandre is the sinister priestess hovering at his elbow. However, in light of recent developments (the new Jon chapter), I think that Melisandre's "creepiness level" just went WAY up there with her quote: "Do not be so certain." The ruby at Melisandre's throat gleamed redly. "It is not the foes who curse you to your face that you must fear, but those who smile when you are looking and sharpen their knives when you turn your back. You would do well to keep your wolf close beside you. Ice, I see, and daggers in the dark. Blood frozen red and hard, and naked steel. It was very cold." "It is always cold on the Wall." "You think so?" "I know so, my lady." "Then you know nothing, Jon Snow," she whispered. I also found this quote to be interesting: "Never... though we priests are mortal and sometimes err, mistaking this must come from this may come." Interesting that she admits to that, isn't it?